Center for Careers and Employment
Keeping the Job

Twelve steps to keep that job and make a great impression.

  1. Adopt the right attitudes.

  2. Adjust your expectations.

  3. Master breaking-in skills.

  4. Manage the impressions you make.

  5. Build effective relationships.

  6. Become a good follower.

  7. Understand your organization's culture.

  8. Develop organizational savvy.

  9. Understand your new-hire role.

  10. Develop work savvy.

  11. Master the tasks of your job.

  12. Acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities you need.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers - Job Choices 2002